Kanye West and Kid Cudi sued over Kids See Ghost song

Ty Dolla $ign is also reportedly named in the lawsuit.

March 08, 2019
Kanye West and Kid Cudi sued over <I>Kids See Ghost</i> song Kanye West and Kid Cudi perform during VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music at VEVO Power Station on March 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.   Daniel Boczarski/Getty

Ronald Oslin Bobb-Semple is suing Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Ty Dolla $ign over their song “Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2)," TMZ reports. According to court documents seen by the website, actor Bobb-Semple claims his voice was used on the Kids See Ghosts song without perrmission. The artist's labels, Def Jam and Universal Music, are also named in the lawsuit.


Bobb-Semple claims that the artists “exploited the actual voice, words and performance” of his 2002 recording titled “The Spirit of Marcus Garvey (Garvey speaks to an all-Black audience)” without permission or any subsequent financial compensation. He is said to be seeking unspecified damages and an injunction against West, Cudi, Ty Dolla Sign and the record labels.

The FADER has reached out to representatives of Kanye, Cudi, and Ty Dolla Sign for comment.

Kanye West and Kid Cudi sued over Kids See Ghost song